Both Berri and Barmera libraries in the Riverland region of South Australia hold local history collections, although the Berri Barmera Local Heritage Collection at the Berri Library and Information Centre is the more comprehensive.
This collection was opened in 1996 with the support of the District Council of Berri and the local community, the collection has continued to grow, containing today, many photographs, pamphlets, books, un-published works and numerous other items. For further information, see the website.
Contexte géographique et culturel
Berri and Barmera are primarily agricultural and viticultural towns in the Riverland region of South Australia.
Berri is 238 kilometres north-east of Adelaide on the north bank of the Murray River. Barmera is on the Sturt Highway A20, 220 kilometres north-east of Adelaide and is located on Lake Bonney Riverland, a freshwater lake.
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Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte
Collection contains books, photographs, ephemera pertaining to Riverland District, particularly Berri Barmera Council area.
Some examples include:
Local photographs – many of them digitised as part of the Berri Centenary Project in 2010/11.
Local and South Australiana published works
Genealogy resources: includes books, CDRoms and Original Death Certificates for the District of Murray
Vertical files of local information, eg on Loveday Internment Camp, old tourist information, early reminiscences
Indexed Local Newspaper cuttings from 1937 onward
Local video footage and oral histories
Local organisation newsletters, magazines, records.